Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good complex roasted dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at The Brew Kettle. Pours a nice BORIS colored black with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, and some fruity Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar- chocolate and roast with some coffee, but completely killed by the Belgian yeast and the fruitiness within. It turned me from a believer to a nonfan at that point. Medium in body and the mid to finish flavors just did not do it for me.
b3shine (2238) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; pitch black with foamy mocha head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes solid; chocolate malt all the way. Good on the palate. Good beer!
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brew Kettle on 12/30/12. Pitch black in color with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, banana and chocolate. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a hint of banana before a roasty finish. Probably the weakest of the BORIS offerings so far, but still a decent brew.
DrSilverworm (2712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snifter on tap at Neons for $8. Pitch black dark color, good brown head, some lace even. Good bigger body, lighter carbonation, chewier texture. Good chocolate roasty aroma, some dark fruit, light earthy hop. Good bitter sweet taste, alc well hidden. Light tart. Not the most drinkable but good and tasty to savor.
Dogbrick (6033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at World Of Beer. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and some hops. Slight briny character in the background. The finish is roasty with a chocolate aftertaste. Good overall.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice twist on BORIS for Cleveland Beer Week. Roasted barley replaced by chocolate malts.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 101 Beer Kitchen. Pours near black with dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate, lots of roast, little coffee and fruit. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, some hop presence, and a little booze. Nice big and roasty stout. Liked this better than both of the Boris versions I had previously.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was lots of dark chocolate, light smoke, and light green hops. flavor was a bit ashy, but not as much as the regular version. Moremellow chocolate flavor than bitter burnt malt. Different and on the same level as the regular version.
cheap (3375) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
What a beauty for a pour. Had this on tap at Vintage Estates. Looks like chocolate moose. Smell is typical impy stout but with a cleaner charred aroma. Big nsty taste which is certainly on style. Slight warming effect on the buds and down the gullet. Yez, the 10% is front and present. Volatile rototiller over the top and affective. Smooth finish in its own right. Not impressed but better than most impy stouts.